The key health differences: An infographic on COVID-19 versus the flu
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ AND SOFIE KAHLIG In the early stages of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, tens of thousands of Americans were under the impression that the virus was comparable with that of influenza, the seasonal flu, and no more harmful. A National Public Radio (NPR) poll from March 2020... Read more
The perfect amount of spooky and silly: A review of Netflix’s movie “Hubie Halloween”
BY SOFIA MENDEZ With Halloween right around the corner on October 31, the time of year affectionately known as “spooky season” has made its way into pop culture. The streaming service Netflix has provided a variety of movies and series that fall into the horror, crime and mystery categories... Read more
Celebrating during COVID: A guide on how to celebrate the upcoming holidays safely
BY SOFIA MENDEZ As 2020 comes to an end, the holiday months start to approach. However, the country must prepare to likely spend the rest of the year living with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s October, November and December celebrations will look somewhat different. September has... Read more
A rude awakening: Review of Netflix’s documentary “The Social Dilemma”
BY ALYSSA KHAN It’s no secret that society nowadays is consumed by the temptations of social media. From kids to adults, social media has without a doubt become one of the largest influences on humanity. The main issue with social media is that its very users are unaware of... Read more
A game ‘Among’ many that took ‘Us’ by storm: New game “Among Us” goes viral
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ “Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal!” “Among Us” is the newest trendy social deduction game that has taken over smartphones everywhere. Although it was originally released on June 15, 2018, it has taken off in light of the increased digitization of... Read more
“Enola Holmes” review: A modern twist on a literary classic
BY JAELYN YEAMPIERRE “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown stars as Enola Holmes, the sister of the famed investigator Sherlock Holmes, in Netflix’s film adaptation of Nancy Springer’s “Enola Holmes Mysteries’” series.  The film was released on the streaming platform on September 23, inciting excitement from an awaiting audience... Read more
‘Renegade’ away?: The rundown of the latest TikTok ban threats
BY KAMDYN ROHER When the mobile app TikTok was first released in 2016, originally as Musical.ly, no one expected the app to become as popular as it is now. In 2020, it is one of the most popular apps on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, with... Read more
The best of the best: The Lariat staff’s all-time entertainment favorites
BY KAMDYN ROHER It’s no question that some things are better than others; everyone has their favorite book or movie that they consider the best of the best. Our staff is no different, as our team is filled with a menagerie of people with different tastes. Here are The... Read more
Netflix’s successful adaptation of a thriller: A review of “The Devil All The Time”
BY NINA RAMIREZ On September 16, the streaming service Netflix released the must-see delightful treat that is the movie “The Devil All The Time.” This psychological thriller film was based on a book by Donald Ray Pollock, which follows the distinct, yet oddly connected stories of the people in... Read more
Controversial cinema: Everything wrong with Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan”
BY EMMA HUERTA In the Disney cinematic universe, it seems as though new ideas run out quickly and all the movies of the past are remade. Classics including “Aladdin,” “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast” were transformed into live action versions with the same plots and similar... Read more